Community of Practice

Using data and maps for equitable climate action

 

What is the Community of Practice
and who is it for?

The Community of Practice supports community-based practitioners and city staff using the GEM platform who are committed to learning more about how data and mapping can advance climate equity goals.

 

Monthly calls, network building, and resource sharing help users learn from each other and build productive relationships between frontline communities and city government.

Through peer consultancy, leadership, and participation, community of practice members develop skills and troubleshoot challenges creating solutions for racially equitable climate action.

Did you catch the latest COP event?

 

Upcoming Events

Register for Community of Practice sessions

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Community of Practice
Lakeshia Wright, Urban Implementer
September 22, 2022, 4:00:00 PM

Register now for an exciting GEM session featuring urban planning and data expert Lakeshia Wright. She will focus on translating data for action and engaging residents for advocacy. Greenlink staff will share practical insights into using the Greenlink Equity Maps to further engagement efforts which are critical to climate equity!

 

Join the Community of Practice

By signing up for the Community of Practice, you will receive invitations to monthly calls and 2-3 emails a month providing resources and offerings for GEM users!
 

Community of Practice
Meeting Archives

The Supreme Court's Ruling on the Clean Power Plan
August 25, 2022

Frank Rambo, Southern Environmental Law Center

Frank Rambo, Southern Environmental Law Center, shares details of the new ruling and its implications for states and community based organizations.

Building City-Community Partnerships Around Data
June 23, 2022

Minna Toloui, Upright Consulting
Rosa Gonzalez, Facilitating Power

Rosa Gonzalez, Facilitating Power, places power back in community member hands as vital participants in the policy-making process.

Success Stories and Looking Ahead
December 10, 2021

Diamond Spratling, Greenlink Analytics

Learn about the successes of the Greenlink Equity Map platform and see what's next for the Community of Practice.

Building and Using an Equity Index
September 10, 2021

Diana Conzoneri, City of Seattle (WA)

What goes into building an equity index? What critical issues can they help address? How are indices used to advance climate action?

Toward Energy Justice: Energy Burdens and Insecurity
May 14, 2021

Dr. Tony Reames, Director, Urban Energy Justice Lab, University of Michigan

Hear from Dr. Tony Reames, Director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab at the University of Michigan.

GEM 2.0 Recap and intro to Urban Heat Index
July 21, 2022

Angelica Chavez Duckworth, Greenlink Analytics
Sharanya Madhavan, Greenlink Analytics

Our latest version of the Greenlink Equity Map has lots of bells and whistles, including the Urban Heat Island Index. Watch to learn more.

GEM 2.0 Coming Soon!
April 21, 2022

Angelica Chavez Duckworth, Greenlink Analytics
Sharanya Madhavan, Greenlink Analytics
Diamond Spratling,
Greenlink Analytics
Matt Cox, PhD, Founder & CEO, Greenlink Analyics

Experts share the new and improved features of the Greenlink Equity Map 2.0, which include tree cover, transportation burden and an equity index.

Exploring Vulnerability to Rising Winter Energy Costs
November 12, 2021

Minna Toloui, Upright Consulting
Diamond Spratling, Greenlink Analytics
Matt Cox, PhD, Founder & CEO, Greenlink Analytics

Learn about how rising fuel costs and colder weather could increase cost burdens on vulnerable families this winter.

Connecting Health Disparities with Climate Change
August 6, 2021

Catherine Lee, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

How can you use GEM to examine local data on these issues? What types of solutions best address climate change, energy burden, and asthma together? Watch this Community of Practice webinar to learn more!

GEM 2.0 Recap and intro to Urban Heat Index
July 21, 2022

Angelica Chavez Duckworth, Greenlink Analytics
Sharanya Madhavan, Greenlink Analytics

Our latest version of the Greenlink Equity Map has lots of bells and whistles, including the Urban Heat Island Index. Watch to learn more.

Using Data to Support Applications for Federal Funding
February 17, 2022

Minna Toloui, Upright Consulting
Diamond Spratling, Greenlink Analytics
Cheyenne Flores, City of Philadelphia
John Pady, Community and Economic Development Association

Learn about how you can use GEM data to support your applications for federal funding.

Peer Consultancy
October 8, 2021

Ben Stacey, Orlando Climate Advisor
Ashley Van Stone, Orlando Sustainability Manager

Learn about the City of Orlando’s efforts to build a robust and targeted building performance standard in collaboration with partner organization PODER Latinx!

Using Data and Maps to Design for Climate Equity
July 9, 2021

Jeremy Hays, Upright Consulting
Diamond Spratling, Greenlink Analytics
Minna Toluoi, Upright Consulting
Bryan Clark, Sustainable Columbus

City of Columbus sustainability staff and Greenlink Equity Map Project Manager, Diamond Spratling, share how they use maps and data for equitable access to energy, green spaces, and more!

 

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